f you have ever wondered where pet shops get all those cute little puppies, the answer is from puppy mills, many of them dirty and inhumane.
Animal rescue workers say the network of secret puppy mills numbers in the thousands nationwide.
One day last month the county administrator of Carroll County, Va., declared the small town of Hillsville a disaster area, because there were just too many puppies to deal with. Red Cross was called in to help.
It's good news when these inhumane places are shut down. "This year state and local agencies have sharply stepped up their own raids on puppy mills," said Stephanie Shain, outreach director for the Humane Society.
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